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Khalatbary A, Ahmadvand H. Immunomodulation with Epigallocatechin Gallate in Injured Spinal Cord of Rats. jour guilan uni med sci. 2011; 20 (79) :1-7
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Mazanderan University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract Introduction: Spinal cord injury (SCI) stimulates an immune response that causes substantial secondary damage inside the injured spinal tissue. Objective: To determine the immunomodulatory effects of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on traumatized spinal cord of rats. Materials and Methods: Rats were randomly divided into three groups of 7 rats each as follows: negative control group, positive control group, and experimental group (50mg/kg EGCG, i.p., immediately after SCI). Spinal cord samples were collected 24 hours after injury and studied for immunohistochemistry of CD4, TNF-α, IL-1β, iNOS and COX-2. Results: Epigallocatechin gallate attenuated immunohistochemical expression of immune-related response criteria. Conclusion: On the basis of these findings, we propose that EGCG may be effective in protecting the rat spinal cord from secondary damage by modulating of immune responses.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/9 | Accepted: 2013/11/9 | Published: 2013/11/9

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